What is RuBee? ● ● ● RuBee™ visibility networks A similar technology to RFID Long Wavelength ID (LWID) Continuous identification Greater read ranges The ability to read around water and metal A longer life than active RFID
The difference... ● ● ● ● ● ● RuBee uses almost exclusively magnetic energy. RuBee operates at low frequencies. RuBee is for visibility, RFID if for tracking Data is stored on the RuBee tag, RFID is a pointer to the data. RFID tags are backscattered transponders RuBee is an active transceiver. RuBee fully programmable.
Capabilities / Advantages ● Higher read ranges than UHF and HF ● ● Ability to read in harsh conditions ● ● ● ● ● ● 100x100 ft (10,000 square feet) Water Metal High noise environments Peer-to-peer communications, between routers and the tags themselves. Long Battery Life Data is stored on tag itself
Uses ● ● ● ● ● ● Visibility of high value items. Anti-theft / shoplifting Smart shelves for high-value medical devices Inventory tracking in harsh environments Agricultural visibility Tracking of people within an environment
Questions ● ● ● Which technology provides higher read rates, RFID or RuBee? What are applications that would not be successful with RuBee, what are some that would? What kind of energy does RuBee use, that is different than RFID?